Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm.
I discovered something while searching my shelves for this week’s post- a lot of book spines are boring, especially when compared their covers. I wish this were not the case considering the fact that the spine is what you see when books are on the shelf. The spines I am featuring today are beautiful but it took me forever to find five that I truly loved.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
I love a red spine; they really stand out! I can think of maybe five books on my shelves that have a read spine. I love that the railroad tracks on the front cover continue on to the spine and the back cover. It gives you a little hint of what the book is about. Simple, yet effective!
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The colour scheme on this spine is completely unique and very much appeals to me. There is a magical quality to it. I love the ribbon of silver that weaves through the design.
The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
This is hands down my favourite spine because the designer took that time to create a separately graphic specifically for the spine. It is eye-catching and absolutely beautiful. Some people might find it a little busy, but I love it!
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
This spine is so simple but something about it very much appeals to me. I think it is because the way the the title of the book is orientated- there is no other book on my shelf that has the title written vertically this way. It really makes the book stand out on my shelf in a surprising way.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
This is another case where the colour combination really appeals to me. The neon green letter against the blue background really pops! It is something different from the usually black or white font colour. I also love the font type that the designer chose.